David Kingman looks at what an innovative new source of data can tell us about intergenerational differences in living standards
There is only one subject in the air at the moment: the COVID-19 pandemic. For this year’s Worldwide Intergenerational Fairness Week we’ve invited writers from around the globe to contribute articles on the impact of COVID-19 on intergenerational fairness. IF’s editor Antony Mason introduces the series and the week’s schedule of publication.
David Kingman looks at whether a shift towards more of the population working from home might help or hinder young adults’ living standards and intergenerational fairness
After nearly three months of extreme social distancing in the UK, more and more data are beginning to emerge which highlight the severe negative impact that the pandemic is having on the UK economy. Given that we are likely to be paying for the financial cost of fighting COVID-19 for years to come, how big… Read more »
This week (18–24 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme chosen by the Mental Health Foundation this year is kindness. Melissa Bui outlines why, in the context of COVID-19, protecting public mental health is one way the government can return the acts of kindness demonstrated by young people throughout the pandemic
With the majority of people in the UK still spending most of their time at home on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, open spaces have become more important as places where they can relax and enjoy some fresh air. However, as David Kingman explains, new ONS data suggest there are very big inequalities in the… Read more »
Research has indicated that young adults are one of the social groups who are most likely to see a fall in their living standards because of COVID-19. David Kingman looks at whether they are at especially high risk of being made homeless by the impacts of the virus on the UK economy
A personal blog on how #lockdown is affecting younger family members, by an IF supporter – who wishes to remain anonymous so as not to embarrass her kids!
The COVID-19 lockdown is emphasising inequalities in financial resilience between the generations. They existed already, says David Kingman, but there’s a real danger the lockdown could make them worse
It is Earth Day on 22 April – and the 50th anniversary of the first in 1970. Concerns over climate change may have been temporarily eclipsed by the COVID-19 virus, but – as the writer, young mother and IF supporter Melissa Jane Knight tells us, in this personal take – the COVID-19 crisis cannot obscure… Read more »